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English translation: is lit

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09:02 Jul 2, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
German term or phrase: shine
Entschuldigung, wenn das hier wir eine non-pro-Frage daherkommt, aber ich lese gerade eine englische Übersetzung Korrektur und bin dort über den Ausdruck "...illuminated push button SHINES" (= "Leuchttaster leuchtet") gestolpert. Eigentlich kenne ich das aus technischen Dokus nur als "is ON" oder "is illuminated". Kann man das wirklich so ausdrücken?

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Ayla Mamutoi
English translation:is lit
Explanation:
Actually, I'm going to assume you really did want an English explanation rather than a German translation.

The English is rather badly-written; an "illuminated" switch "is lit" by definition. But I certainly wouldn't use "shine" here; I'd suggest "the illuminating switch is lit". Just a thought...
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David Moore
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is lit


Explanation:
Actually, I'm going to assume you really did want an English explanation rather than a German translation.

The English is rather badly-written; an "illuminated" switch "is lit" by definition. But I certainly wouldn't use "shine" here; I'd suggest "the illuminating switch is lit". Just a thought...

David Moore
Local time: 00:24
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Thanks again, all of you!

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agree  Rolf Kern
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, Rolf

neutral  Andras Malatinszky: Is it really 'illuminating'? To me, if a switch is "illuminating" then if I activate it, something (other than the switch itself) will be illuminated. I don't think this is what we have here.
3 hrs
  -> Context...just a suggestion...
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